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Wednesday, August 20


Migrating from Amazon AWS to OpenStack - Steve Curry, Metacloud
Companies large and small are enjoying the agility and ease of use provided by the public cloud. But these benefits do come with drawbacks, and the biggest may be cost. For both large enterprises and SMEs, the public cloud can be startlingly expensive at scale. For companies experiencing rapid growth, every day they grow their usage of public cloud resources brings them one day closer to a call from the CFO regarding another rapid growth...operating expense.

In this presentation Steve Curry will go over a case study featuring a rapidly growing and large consumer of Amazon AWS who was feeling the pain and costs associated with running entirely in the public cloud. This customer found not only found economies of scale in an OpenStack-based private cloud, but also feature parity, ease of use, and self-provisioning capabilities that made the value of on premise private cloud clear.

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Steve Curry

President & Co-Founder, Metacloud
Steve Curry is the president and co-founder of Metacloud Inc. He built his data center expertise running global storage operations at Yahoo!, and today he’s leveraging that knowledge to build enterprise-ready open source private clouds for some of the world’s largest and most... Read More →

Wednesday August 20, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Thursday, August 21


Ceph, A Decade in the Making and Still Going Strong - Patrick McGarry, Red Hat
From research to production: over almost a decade of development, Ceph has expanded its mission, built a user and developer community, and adapted to an evolving world of storage technologies.Today, Ceph is attracting more user and developers than ever before.In this talk, we will discuss what’s new in the project, including:
•Erasure coding to reduce storage efficiency
•Tiered storage pools
•Object storage federation across multiple sites

Along with what’s new, we will also discuss how the project and its technology will adapt to the challenges of the future with updates to CephFS and emerging storage backends.

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Patrick McGarry

Red Hat
Patrick is currently incarnated as a community monkey for Inktank, goes by the nomme du keyboard of scuttlemonkey, and has strong feelings about tomatoes; he delights in playing with FOSS and longs for his deep, dark cave.

Thursday August 21, 2014 10:45am - 11:35am
Parlor C
Friday, August 22


Exploring Big Data and Analytics for Innovative Business Results - Linton Ward, IBM
Data is emerging as the world’s newest resource for competitive advantage. As the value of insight from data continues to grow, companies are struggling with their current systems to keep pace as their present IT infrastructure and IT budget can't keep up with the increased demand for insights and volume of data. In this session we will explore why top performing organizations confront this reality by taking a different approach. Hear how companies are winning with new innovation and design that puts data to work faster with their Linux solutions. These systems are easy to consume and manage with open-source technologies, simplified virtualization management and flexible capabilities, to provide companies with a competitive advantage.

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Linton Ward

Distinguished Engineer, Chief Engineer Big Data and Analytics, Power Systems, IBM
Dr. Linton Ward is an IBM Distinguished Engineer in the IBM Systems and Technology Group where his current focus is on leadership analytics and big data on Power Systems. He has been actively engaged in leading hardware-software stack optimization and hardware design for numerous... Read More →

Friday August 22, 2014 11:45am - 12:35pm
Parlor C